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The Forbidden Land is an informal name for Okar, the north polar region of Barsoom, referred to as such by the Martians of the outer world as mentioned by John Carter in The Warlord of Mars. Of the many expeditions that set forth to explore that unknown land, no airship had ever returned after reaching any considerable distance beyond the mighty ice barrier that fringes the region. This was due to the destructive power of the great electromagnet known as the Guardian of the North, but with the ascension of Talu to the throne of Okar and his dismantling of the magnet, travel through the region was made safe again and no longer "forbidden".

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